Phenomenology, pomo baskets, and the work of Mabel McKay

Hypatia 18 (2):103-113 (2003)
This article characterizes the work of Native basket weaver Mabel McKay, using some of the conceptual tools of twentiethth-century phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Specifically, McKay's baskets have often been described as "living;" Merleau-Ponty's account of the world as "living flesh" seems to suggest a way of thinking about these baskets as more than mere artifacts. I conclude that McKay's baskets are a powerful propaedeutic: they awaken a sense of ourselves as perceivers.
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2003.0029
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Julia Kristeva (1989). Tales of Love. Columbia University Press.
Claude Lefort (1990). Flesh and Otherness. In Galen A. Johnson & Michael B. Smith (eds.), Ontology and Alterity in Merleau-Ponty. Northwestern University Press 3--13.

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